09-19-2011 04:44 PM
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  1. willied's Avatar
    I don't see how anyone can claim Verizon doesn't have the most coverage as it wins in basically every comparison between the networks and AT&T usually gets last overall.
    09-18-2011 09:19 AM
  2. Guidos Dad's Avatar
    It really depends on where you live, I've had Verizon and got absolutely no bars at all (searching for signal). On AT&T it was 4 bars, some places it was the opposite situation. Pick the carrier that is best for your daily travelled areas.
    It all depends on were the towers are. When my wife and I switched to Verizon from tmobile, we would get usually 2 bars in our house and had problems with dropping calls. Outside though and most everywhere it was fine. It was still a whole lot better than our tmobile service had been. The local publix grocery store about 2 minutes from us you could get no service inside the store, but some friends of ours who had ATT at the time could! Well last year then Verizon has a tower put up a few hundred feet from that store and now I get great service in it. In my house we get 3 and 4 bars most of the time!

    The kind of service you get just has to do with what hardware the carrier has around you.
    09-18-2011 09:37 AM
  3. velvetelvis's Avatar
    i have a focus and can get receptions places that my ip4 couldnt. both on att.
    09-18-2011 11:05 AM
  4. TiLoBrown's Avatar
    I don't see how anyone can claim Verizon doesn't have the most coverage as it wins in basically every comparison between the networks and AT&T usually gets last overall.
    I have my Focus my GF has her Droid X. Every time we make the trip down to AC theres one section where all we hear is "loss of service, Verizon wireless. loss of service, Verizon wireless." for a good 10-15 minutes and the entire time the Focus stays at atleast 4 bars.

    We went to Atlanta, she had horrible coverage while I had 3 bars. That one actually surprised me TBH.

    But thats how I can claim AT&T has better service here than Verizon. I'm much happier going on personal experiences than other's. Another thing to remember is, most of the time if someone is happy with their service, you wont hear about it. People dont talk until their unhappy.
    09-18-2011 11:45 AM
  5. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    Guys there is only one person who ever visits these forums that is that blatantly rude please when you see something like this just report the post or PM me so I can boot the guy.
    Sorry and thanks for taking care of it. I was completely blindsided by that comment.

    As for the current topic, I am all for believing that the various carriers have their own specialty areas of better reception. AT&T can't keep a signal in the country around here (East Texas), but there are areas in larger cities where AT&T seems to have stronger signals than Verizon.

    However, does anyone know whether global capabilities help that much within the US in low-reception areas? I swear when I'm out in the country I have more service when my Global settings are on, instead of just CDMA (Verizon). If that is truly a factor, I might have to be more conscious about my next phone choice, as I cannot stand driving through dead patches.
    09-18-2011 04:58 PM
  6. selfcreation's Avatar
    its probly just a store rep... when i was in store i did it all the time lol.. ( with WM and android )

    i use to install custom ROMs for clients LOL ( if they tiped me )
    09-19-2011 09:24 AM
  7. jfa1's Avatar
    Sorry and thanks for taking care of it. I was completely blindsided by that comment.

    As for the current topic, I am all for believing that the various carriers have their own specialty areas of better reception. AT&T can't keep a signal in the country around here (East Texas), but there are areas in larger cities where AT&T seems to have stronger signals than Verizon.

    However, does anyone know whether global capabilities help that much within the US in low-reception areas? I swear when I'm out in the country I have more service when my Global settings are on, instead of just CDMA (Verizon). If that is truly a factor, I might have to be more conscious about my next phone choice, as I cannot stand driving through dead patches.
    Sometimes people read into a situation more than is really there and may act out according to their view of what your wrote not necessarily your view of what you were trying to say!
    09-19-2011 03:21 PM
  8. DaMoFoMan's Avatar
    The store manager at the T-moble near my house had a "mango phone" weeks ago. Not sure what kind because another employee told about it. I was told it was sent to him to try out. I'm not sure by whom. (Htc rep. most likely) Maybe the phone you saw was acquired in the same mannor and is now being used as a "whats coming" demo phone.
    09-19-2011 03:39 PM
  9. joemd60's Avatar
    I ordered my Trophy Saturday.Not sure how the signal strength will be, nor if it will have Mango. All I know is with my Curve 8530, I have between 3 and 4 bars in my house. And never dropped call... yet. :D
    09-19-2011 03:41 PM
  10. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I have between 3 and 4 bars in my house. And never dropped call... yet. :D
    Wow have you a good selection of Whiskey's ? ;)
    willied likes this.
    09-19-2011 04:00 PM
  11. joemd60's Avatar
    wow have you a good selection of whiskey's ? ;)
    Good one. :)
    09-19-2011 04:11 PM
  12. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I'd better behave joemd60, i'm surprised i've not not got into trouble from Big D5 yet lol.
    09-19-2011 04:13 PM
  13. joemd60's Avatar
    Ever notice how discussing what carriers people have or which one is best can get the same heated argument/conversations that religion can?

    It gets old
    No reason for it either, it's sad. As said it all boils down to what works best for each individual. I had AT&T for almost 10 years without a hitch. When I bought my house the service went south, so I went with VZW. :)
    09-19-2011 04:43 PM
  14. joemd60's Avatar
    I'd better behave joemd60, i'm surprised i've not not got into trouble from Big D5 yet lol.
    It's all good, I can take a joke. :)
    TheWeeBear likes this.
    09-19-2011 04:44 PM
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